Digital Literacy Resources


Interested in learning more about digital literacy and being a “connected” citizen or small business? Contact the UW-Extension Broadband Educator to schedule or host a workshop. Topics can include but are not limited to:

Computer Basics: Getting Started with Technology in the Digital World

Learn the basics of using a computer and eliminate your fears of transitioning to the digital age. In this workshop you will learn basic computer skills including how to log on to a computer, identify the desktop components, learn about Start Menu and its features, understand My Computer and the different drives you can access, and learn about file structure and how to organize your documents.  No computer experience is required for this workshop.

Internet 101: Search and You will find 

Learn the basics of the World-wide web and how to access information. This hands-on workshop will give you the opportunity to search your favorite topics, learn how to access information, and save some of your favorite web sites.

Internet Safety for Young and Old

You’re connected, but are you safe? This workshop covers basic internet safety and can be geared toward children of all ages and adults.

Skype with Family and Friends 

Learn about Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and how to use this application to connect with family and friends near or far.

Microsoft Word Nuts and Bolts

Learn the most basic components of creating a word-processing document using Microsoft Office. Skills learned in this session apply to open source programs such as Open Office and LibreOffice.

Community Presentations

The Future of Broadband: Understanding the “Benefits of a Connected Community”

It’s in the news…Broadband. But what does it mean and how will your community benefit from high-speed internet access. This presentation will help you learn what is happening in Wisconsin and in your community with broadband connectivity and how” being connected” can help your community thrive.  This presentation will help you understand the benefits for small business owners and economic development, telemedicine and impacts on healthcare, public safety and how technology can benefit government efficiency.